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New Wildfires Are At A 10-Year High In The Hot, Dry Western US

The number of new wildfires in the U.S. so far this year is at a ten-year high, according to federal data, prompting warnings of a long, potentially dangerous summer of fire. From a report: One of the biggest areas of concern right now is the high desert Great Basin region in Utah, Nevada and eastern Oregon. "When you have standing dead grass that's already out there and when we have high heat, that ignition potential raises dramatically," said Paul Peterson, a fire management officer for the Bu...
Tags: Montana, US, Tech, West, Phoenix, Bureau of Land Management, Great Basin, Utah Nevada, Paul Peterson, Salt Lake City Las Vegas


Western US power grids are straining to keep up as sweltering heatwaves persist

Power grids in the West are struggling during recent heat waves. Associated Press Sweltering heatwaves in the Western US are straining power grids. Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency, asking residents to reduce energy use. Grid operators say the grid is in better shape to withstand surging demands than in previous years. See more stories on Insider's business page. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Thursday as its power grid struggles to...
Tags: Energy, News, Climate Change, California, US, Trends, Drought, Ap, West, Salt Lake City, North America, Accuweather, Gavin Newsom, Power Grid, Calif, Western Governors Association


It's so hot in the West this week, it is reaching 100 degrees by 8 a.m.

• Satellite images show extreme drought drying up California reservoirs • A ranch is running out of water in the West's historic drought
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It's so hot in the West this week, it is reaching 100 degrees by 8 am

The West is in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave this week, as all-time records were shattered and daily records broken in over a dozen states.
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Photos show historically low reservoirs across California as drought and a heat wave threaten power plants

Low water levels at California's Lake Oroville, June 16, 2021. Water levels in reservoirs across California and the Colorado River are dipping to historic lows. A key California reservoir is so depleted, it may force a power-plant shutdown for the first time. Drought and an early heat wave are drying out the US West and Southwest, straining power grids. See more stories on Insider's business page. California's reservoirs are shriveling up as drought and an early heat wave aff...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, News, Climate Change, California, Mexico, US, Trends, Drought, Cnn, West, United States, Accuweather, Folsom Lake, Power Plants, Gavin Newsom


What if a hardliner becomes president in Iran?

Fewer freedoms for women and a tense relationship with the West are expected from the next leader.
Tags: News, Iran, West


How to keep your cool: These tips may help you avoid a heat-related illness

Much of the West is dealing with extreme heat waves. Here are some ways to stay cool and avoid dangerous heat illnesses.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, West, Usa Today


The West is experiencing its worse drought in 20 years

Vast swaths of the West are experiencing a historic and unrelenting drought, the worst in the region in at least 20 years.
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These visuals show just how bad the US drought really is

Vast swaths of the West are experiencing a historic and unrelenting drought, the worst in the region in at least 20 years.
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The West's historic drought in 3 maps

Vast swaths of the West are experiencing a historic, unrelenting drought, the worst in the region in at least 20 years.
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Abnormal temperatures are baking the Western US in triple digits. These heat waves could become the new normal.

The persistent heat wave felt across the West in Arizona, California and other states isn't going away anytime soon.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, West, Usa Today, Western US, Arizona California


JPMorgan Chase to invest $150M in Chicago’s South and West sides as part of effort to close ‘racial wealth divide’

JPMorgan Chase plans to invest $150 million in grants and low-cost loans for Chicago’s South and West sides as part of an earlier pledge to invest $30 billion over five years in underserved communities across the U.S.
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SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 275

WW 275 SEVERE TSTM IA 170305Z - 170700Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 275 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1005 PM CDT Wed Jun 16 2021 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of West-central/Southwest Iowa * Effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 1005 PM until 200 AM CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible I...
Tags: Weather, West, Iowa, Norman, Southwest Iowa Effective, Denison IA


'Abnormal' temperatures bake Arizona, California, Western US in triple digits. Expect to see more heat waves in the future.

The persistent heat wave felt across the West in Arizona, California and other states isn't going away anytime soon.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, West, Usa Today, Arizona California, Arizona California Western US


'Abnormal' temperatures bake Arizona, California, Western US in triple digits. Expect more heat waves in the future, experts warn.

The persistent heat wave felt across the West in Arizona, California and other states isn't going away anytime soon.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, West, Usa Today, Arizona California, Arizona California Western US


Lakers’ LeBron James blames short turnaround between NBA seasons for injury spate

Amid a potentially devastating day of news in the NBA, LeBron James decided to weigh in from his offseason perch: Moving forward with the 2020-21 season so swiftly after the last one was a mistake.  James tweeted a thread on midday Wednesday, after news broke that the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard is sidelined with injury, and Phoenix’s Chris Paul is now in the league’s COVID-19 protocols. While aided by the benefit of hindsight, James voiced his displeasure with the NBA’s choice to field just a 71-da...
Tags: Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, James, Lakers, Phoenix, Adam Silver, Chris Paul, Clippers, Kawhi Leonard, NBPA


Report: Suns’ Chris Paul in COVID-19 protocols, status for West finals unclear

By TIM REYNOLDS Phoenix guard Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and it is unclear whether he’ll be available for the start of the Western Conference finals next week, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. The Suns are not certain exactly how long Paul will have to be away from the team, the person said, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the player nor the team have publicly released anything. It is unclear whe...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Nba, Rockets, Associated Press, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles Clippers, James, Phoenix, Alexander, Suns, Chris Paul


The Rashomon Effect: The Phenomenon, Named After Akira Kurosawa’s Classic Film, Where Each of Us Remembers the Same Event Differently

Toward the end of The Simpsons’ golden age, one episode sent the titular family off to Japan, not without resistance from its famously lazy patriarch. “Come on, Homer,” Marge insists, “Japan will be fun! You liked Rashomon.” To which Homer naturally replies, “That’s not how I remember it!” This joke must have written itself, not as a high-middlebrow cultural reference (as, say, Frasier would later name-check Tampopo) but as a play on a universally understood byword for the nature of huma...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Japan, Film, College, West, Literature, Akira Kurosawa, Seoul, David Eagleman, Kurosawa, Homer, Michio Kaku, Marge, Rashomon, Colin Marshall


CSUN receives $40 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, largest in school’s history

Cal State Northridge has received a $40 million donation, the largest in its 63-year history, to address equity gaps at the four-year university. The donation comes from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, one of the wealthiest people in the world, CSUN said in a Tuesday morning, June 15, statement announcing the gift. The $40 million CSUN received is part of an overall $2.7 billion in donations Scott is donating to 286 “high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have be...
Tags: Amazon, News, Education, California News, Beck, Sport, West, Soccer, Jeff Bezos, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Scott, U S News World Report, CSUN, Mackenzie Scott


Hiking the Cinque Terre: All you Need to Know

Hiking the Cinque Terre in Italy is nothing short of intoxicating. The trail connecting the five picturesque and multicolored villages leads you up and down the jagged ridges of this stretch of Liguria’s coast. You walk surrounded by Mediterranean scrub and vineyards, standing out on the sea cobalt blue background. But what’s the best way to plan the Cinque Terre hike? Vernazza Small Harbor Aside from Florence, Rome, and Venice, the top three must-sees in Italy, the Cinque Terre is o...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Milan, Time, West, Italy, Venice, Florence, Mediterranean, Tuscany, Liguria, East, La Spezia, Martina, Vernazza, Cinque Terre


Vladimir Putin wouldn't guarantee Alexei Navalny will leave prison alive in chilling message to Biden ahead of Geneva summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Getty Putin in an NBC News interview wouldn't guarantee Navalny will leave prison alive. The Kremlin's crackdown on dissent is one of many points of contention between the US and Russia. The White House suggested Biden will bring up Navalny during an upcoming summit with Putin. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NBC News published on Monday would not guarantee his most prom...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Germany, Russia, Nbc News, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, West, Nato


Putin won't guarantee Navalny will leave prison alive in chilling message to Biden ahead of Geneva summit

Getty Putin in an NBC News interview wouldn't guarantee Navalny will leave prison alive. The Kremlin's crackdown on dissent is one of many points of contention between the US and Russia. The White House suggested Biden will address Navalny during an upcoming summit with Putin. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NBC News would not guarantee his most prominent critic, Alexei Navalny, would leave prison alive. NBC N...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Germany, Russia, Nbc News, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, West, Moscow


Misery continues as record high heat soars, worsening the Western drought

An already dire drought situation for the West is getting no relief anytime soon.
Tags: Cnn, West


It's Going to Be Way Too Hot in the West This Week

Record heat is searing the West for the second time this month. A massive heat dome is building over the region and is set to intensify for the latter half of this week. The heat wave could cause some all-time records to fall while worsening the region’s already catastrophic drought.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Articles, Nature, West, Meteorology, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Heat Wave, Northern Hemisphere Heat Waves, Torridness, North American Heat Wave, West This Week


This was one of the worst weeks for China on the world stage in a while

Chinese President Xi Jinping rubs his eye as he arrives for the seventh plenary session of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. FRED DUFOUR/AFP via Getty Images It was a bad week for China on the world stage. President Biden is getting a warm reception in Europe rallying our democratic allies in the G7, the EU and NATO. And at home, our squabbling US Senate somehow managed to pass a $250 billion bill countering China...
Tags: Europe, UK, Washington, Senate, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, West, United States


The 'shocking' arrest of a Belarusian dissident aboard a Ryanair flight marks a pattern of authoritarianism from 'Europe's last dictator'

Roman Protasevich and Alexander Lukashenko. AP Photo/Sergei Grits/Sergei Sheleg/BelTA Pool Photo via AP, File Belarusian authorities last month diverted a passenger flight in order to arrest a 26-year-old activist. The move shocked the international community, but experts said the step "falls within a certain pattern" for President Alexander Lukashenko. As the autocrat doubles down in the aftermath, experts say international attention and action are more important than ever. Visit Inside...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Greece, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, West, United States, New York Times, Ryanair, Poland


The GOP lawmaker who let far-right protesters into the Oregon State Capitol has been expelled after he was caught on video plotting the incursion

In this Dec. 21, 2020, photo, pro-Trump and anti-mask demonstrators hold a rally outside the Oregon State Capitol as legislators meet for an emergency session in Salem, Ore. Andrew Selsky, File/AP State Rep. Mike Nearman was expelled from Oregon's legislature on Thursday. Other lawmakers voted him out for aiding the storming of the state Capitol in December 2020. Video footage shows Nearman giving advice to protesters on how to get in. See more stories on Insider's business page. T...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Trends, West, Gop, House, News UK, Salem, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Capitol, Oregon State Police, State Capitol, Oregon House, Oregon State Capitol


Biden, Johnson strike warm tone in first meeting

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, AAMER MADHANI and JILL LAWLESS CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Striking a warm tone, President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson used their first meeting Thursday to highlight a commitment to strengthening their nations’ historic ties while setting aside, at least publicly, their political and personal differences. Beginning a week of diplomacy across the Atlantic, Biden hopes to use his first overseas trip as president to reassure European allies that the United ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, London, News, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Barack Obama, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Beijing


Biden likely to come out of Putin summit empty-handed and risks handing the Kremlin a victory, former US officials warn

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Geneva on June 16. Angela Weiss/Alexey Druzhinin/Getty Images Biden's upcoming summit with Putin will be one of his biggest tests yet as president. Experts say it's unclear what Biden hopes to gain from Putin, who wants to keep the US as an adversary. If Biden doesn't come out with "clear deliverables," the summit could be perceived as a win for the Kremlin, a former US official warned. See more stori...
Tags: Politics, England, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, US, International, America


Biden, Johnson strike convivial tone in 1st meeting

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, AAMER MADHANI and JILL LAWLESS CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met for the first time Thursday, looking to highlight their nations’ famed “special relationship” but doing so against a backdrop of differences both political and personal. Biden hopes to use his first overseas trip as president to reassure European allies that the United States had shed the transactional tendencies of Donald Trump’s term and is a reliable p...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Texas, London, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Barack Obama, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Joe Biden